The Prevention Council Wants To Know: Are YOU TUFF eNUFF?
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The forecast for Saturday morning, June 2nd, is: MUD
Acres of mud, dirty water, dirty kids and perhaps dirtier adults – getting down and dirty to benefit the programs of The Prevention Council.
You want in?
OK, but I’ve got to ask: Are you TUFF eNUFF? If so, welcome to the land of swamp goo – an obstacle course that that is being prepped right now in front of BOCES Washington Saratoga on Henning Road.
But I must warn you to hurry. There are only a few slots remaining (details below) and, as we all know: Mud waits for no one.
Now in its 7th dirty year, all of TUFF eNUFF’s proceeds go to the Prevention Council of Saratoga County, whose motto is “Helping youth navigate life’s challenges.” Visit their website HERE.
“The Prevention Council has many programs at the schools,” noted Erin Smith, one of the TUFF eNUFF organizers. “Their ALLSTARS camp is one of their best known programs It is a very affordable summer camp for kids going into the middle school. It is held at Maple Avenue Middle school and gives the kids a great opportunity to get comfortable with the school and is a great way for them to meet other kids and learn coping skills to deal with peer pressure, bullying, and related topics.” She said.
“One of my favorite things about TUFF eNUFF is how we collaborate with BOCES.” Erin continued. “The Heavy Equipment students build our course as their final project, criminal justice students are the”security” and assist with parking and the culinary students make breakfast sandwiches and other items to sell, and this year they plan to be selling dirt cups and mini mud pies.”
There are actually two courses built – one for kids, which is about a mile. The kids get started at 8:30 am, and go for about a half-hour.
Teens and adults have their own 5k course. Due to the popularity, the teen/adult participants will be divided into three ‘waves’ – starting at 9:15, 9:20, and 9:25 am.
The cost to get dirty is $15 for kids until May 31, when online registration closes; $20 on the day of the event (subject to availability.) For adults, the cost is $30 per person; $40 on June 2. There is also a $2.50 sign-up fee for each person regardless of age.
To register online, guarantee your place in the mud and get the advance discount, go HERE.
Now let’s get dirty- for a great cause!
May 29, 2018